The odd that the Wolves will re-sign Dante Cunningham remain long, but the team and Cunningham’s camp have spoken with in the last two days, reports Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities (Twitter link). Domestic violence charges against Cunningham were dropped Monday, seemingly sparking the renewed dialogue.
The team and agent Joel Bell reportedly spoke at the beginning of free agency in July, but Wolfson characterized the prospect of Cunningham’s return to the Wolves as a long shot when he reported in mid-July that the Rockets had reached out to the power forward. Houston was apparently one of several NBA teams with which Cunningham had talks, but all of them wanted to wait to see how his legal situation played out in the wake of his April arrest, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press.
Now that Cunningham’s name has been cleared, the market figures to open for him, as Charlie Adams of Hoops Rumors wrote Thursday when he examined the 27-year-old’s free agent stock. Still, the Wolves have 15 guaranteed deals, and the Rockets are well-stocked at the power forward position. Minnesota’s roster is in flux, as precise details of the impending Kevin Love trade remain elusive, so it’s conceivable that a spot on the Wolves roster will open for Cunningham once that deal takes place.